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MA Consolidated With Morenci Leader Sept. 1, 1911. Published in the Clifton-Morenci District VOLUME XIII CLIFTOX, GKEEXLEE COUNTY, ARIZONA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1911. NUMBER 25 GQGHISE CANDIDATE MAKES SPEECH Col. H. L. Pickett Favorite Son of Cochise County Spends Five Days in Greenlee County and Made Four Speeches LET THE PEOPLE ROLE Candidate Says He Will be Satisfied With Decision of People at Primary Election ... .. f f . ..i ',.,...,- .i.,- the past week entertained witb- ts borders two candidates for the nited States Senate- Col. H. L. Pirkett. of Tonih.-tor e and Hon. Eagene Brady O'Neil of Maricopa County. Col. Pickett arrived at Duncan ou Saturday wnere he addressed the voters Saturday evening. Sunday afterpoon he came io Clifton and Monday night addressed the voters of Hill's Addition at the Court Houe. and on Wednesday evening spoke to a large crowd on Chase Creek. Tues day evening he delivered an open air address at More Lei. Col. Pickett's platform in his race for United States Senator is "Let he People Rule." He stated in his lpeecbes in this county that he had the selection of United Stntes soi -ators by a direct primary vote and that he wanted the nomination for Senator in no other m-inner He decried the oldmo.hol of conven tions and th.e election of Senators In legislatures and declared bis candi- . s -.... - J- ilucv was ot se'otidHiy -niporiaii'e compared with the principle of the election of Senators by a direct vote. Col. Pickett defended the Arizona constitution ami eclared in favor of the Recall of the Judiciary. On the tariff question the Colonel stood sqaa ly on the. principles of the democratic party and prom sed a further revision ot the tarifrdown ward. For a long time before moving to Arizona Col., Pickett was a resident of Silver City, N. M., and while here met many old timers in Ciifloo and Duncan who had known him over a period of thirty years, and who ex tended to him a hearty and cordial welcome. Information o ming from Cochise ecu iy is to t he effect that Col. Pickett will load all other can didates in that colli. iv. Mr. O'Neil ot Maricopa County ar rived on Tuesday evening and spoke at the Armory aud divided liuic with Col. Picke. I W di-tesdav evening in tile Clia.c ek iii-.tri.-i. Mr. O'N mi de-cti lie) mo strug- e at VVash ngiii in behalt oi .tate hood for Ar zona dming t.ie closing days of ihe special session of Con gress. He spoke ot his personal re cord in Phoenix in opposing the saloon element and said he was run ning for the Senate on his record. On Chase creek Wednesday ven ing he discussed national issues sup porting1 the democratic cunti-nli"n ill favor of the reduction of the tariff. He said if eie.:i.e.i to ttie Se.tut.- lie I would introduce a ttill in lOtiressJ providing for the recall of the Judges . of the Supreme court of ihe Unit-: ed States. He also stated that; he would favor th - a.foptio.i of a rule by the A riz ma Corjmra ion Coin j mission i.. li n v ,-ii.iti- f A . i.on;i i proMhi ing mining coinpanK.s from ' engaging in the mercantile business as such a practice by ruining com panies made peons of their employees. He said bis platform had always been to place the man above the dollar He added that the only legislative assembly ever convened in Arizona that was not controlled by the big mining' and railroad companies of Arizona was the late constitutional convention. Mr. O'Neil spoke in Morenci Thurs day evening and departed for Pima count v Friday morning-. REPUBLICANS ON THE MOVE Two Meetings Held During the Past Week to Suggest Nominations That a complete ticket will be placed in the field by the republicans of Greenlee county at. the primary election on October 24th was made certain this week after a conference of leading republicans held at Pretty man, s Opera Bouse on Wednesday evening. While the democrats are quarreling among themselves on pri mary day the republicans will go quietly to the polls and vote for one man for each office previously decid ed upon in caucas. While a full ticket has not yet been proposed, it is probable that Hou. G. A. Franz will make the race for the state senate from this county cn the republican ticket. J. D Patty will be the nominee of his party for Sher iff. C. C. Sellers, iwill be nominated for Clerk of the Superior Court and C. E. Tyler is slated for Assessor. For Supervisor there will probably be more thau one aspirant for this office. C. P. Dunn, Jos. Terrell, J. L. Waters have announced their candi dacy and more are expected. Local republicans are preparing to give Hou. Ralph Cameron and Hon. Hoval A. Smith a rousing reception when these candidates for the United States Senate reach Clifton. W1GGS CASE IS ON TRIAL AT PHOENIX Territorial Board of Education is Hear ing Charges Brought Against Duncan School Teacher Phoenix, Ariz., Sept. 2'.l. Toe Ter-I ritorial Board of Education is in ses sion here today for the purpose of hearing the charges Hied before the Bjard by pupils and patrons of the s hool at Duncan, in Greenlee Coun ty, against Clarence W'.ggs principal of the school The charges allege conduct unbe coming a gentleman and a teacher and familiarity with young lady pupils in h is room. Several affidavits have been filed before the board both for 'he prose cution and the defease. One of the affidavits is sworn to by Miss Ethel Black, of Duncan, who attended the Duncan school last year. Miss Black in her affidavit swears that the Dun can teacher was guilty of undue fami liarity and alleges that Wiggs on more than one occasion placed his hands upon her limbs in a manner that was offensive to her. Delia Pringle, another yiung lady pupil of Duncan made similar charges in an affidavit. Florence Stewart, another pupil, alleges in her affidavit that on one occasion while she was in the school room during recess, "Wiggs placed both of his arms around me and pull ed me up to him." Esther Chilton states in an affidavit on file before the Board of Education that the Duncan teacher attempted to la7 his hands upon her in an offen sive manner. Cbas. Sands states that he saw the Duncan teacher riding with one of his pupils Miss Catharine McLennan and the young lady was seated in the lap of her teacher. Other affidavits before the Board are signed by Supt. J. W. Aker and J. Craig Watts, a minister of the Presbyterian church at Duncan. A telegram to the Copper Era from Phoenix on Saturday morning Sept. 30th, states that the Board of Educa tion had concluded its hearing and would render its decision on Monday October 2. .Adjutant T. A Pitt, of the Salva tion Army accompanied by other officers will conduct services at Li brary Hall Monday Oct 2 and at the Morenci Presbyterian church Tues day Oct. 3 at S p. m. Mrs. T. A. Pitt, who will accompany her husband on this trip, will render several beauti ful solos at these meetings. COPPER MAGNATES VISIT THE CLIFTON- Men Prominent in the Mining Industry of the United States . Make a Hurried Trip of Inspection to this Section. IS MERGER CONTEMPLATED? Vice-President of Mining Congress Says Big Deal is Being Consumated in London. During the present week the Vice President ot the Mining Congress, Mr. E. L. DeLesty, made the state ment that a gigantic copper merger was in process of formation with the banking house or Hothchilds, of Lon don, backing the merger. On Tuesday of this week the Cop per Era received an Assoc.iated Press inquiry regarding the whereabouts of W. E. Corey. J. D. Ryan, et al, who had been visiting the big copper mines of Arizona during the past week. It was believed by many that the visit of Corey, Ryan et al to Ari zona at this time was in connection with the proposed merger, the head qarters of which was to be located in London. On Saturday evening last there ar rived in Morenci J D. Rvan, of the Cole-Ryan interests; W. D. Thornton, Dresident of the Amalgamated Cop per company: W. E. Corey, former president of the U. S. Steel corpor ation: P. L. Foster, of the London Exploration company: R. L. Agaesiz of the Calnmet and Hecla and Dr. L. D. Ricketts of the Greene Copper company, Cananea. The party was traveling in the pri vate car "Washoe", of the Butte & Anaconda railroad. At Morenci the party was escorted through t h e properties of the Detroit Copper Co., by General Manager C. E. Mills and later they were the guests of Gen eral Manager Cir-nichael. ot the Copper company, io a trip u .. igronnd at Ljngfellow and Mct- Local officials of the Arizona Cop per company and the Detroit Copper company state positively that so far as they know the coming of this dis tinguished party of mining capital ists has no special significance at this time. They scouted the propo sition that the visit of these men to the Clifton-Morenci Copper district was in connection with any proposed merger. In the opinion of local offi cials the gentlemen in ' the party all of whom are heavily interested in mining, were desirous of seeing the development in this section of Ari zona and were here merely on a sight seeing expedition. The party was escorted by nr. L. D. Ricketts of the Green Cananea company. After spending Sunday in the district they left on a special for Chi no, N. M. Sunday night where they spent a part of Monday and left El Paso via the Rock Island Monday night for Chicago. In the Justice Courts MORENCI Andreas Telles, tried for misde meanor, case dismissed for lack of evidence. Faulito Vasquez, tried for disturb ing the peace and using vile and threatening language, sentenced to six months in jail. Nat Vargos, tried for being drunk aud disorderly, lined $7.50, paid. F. Carillo, tried for being drunk and disorderly, fined $7.50 and is serving the time. CLIFTON F. Ultinero, tried for disturbing the peace, fined $10.00, paid !l.00and served one day. Guad Martinez, tried for disturb ing the peace, serving ten day sen tence. Rudo Bellassos, tried for disturbing the peace, served one day and paid $9.00. Jesus Huela, disturbing the peace, lined $10.00, paid. Antonio Huela, disturbing the peace, fined 91).00, paid $9.00 and served one day. Teresa Johnson, disturbing the peace, fined $10 00, paid Alberto Montana, disturbing the peace, serving ten day sentence. Mert Bradbury, assault, case dis missed for want ot evidence. MORENCI DISTRICT US DIPLOMATIC n5I f vv :l The numerous friends that Baron Mayer des Planches made in this Coun try during his service as Italian ambassador at Washington have heard with regret that his diplomatic career ha been ended with his recall from the post of ambassador to Turkey. Because he did not obtain for Italians cer tain concessions and grants in Tripoli, the baron has been placed on the re tired list with no recognition of his services. Mayer des Planches did not repeat at Constantinople the success he achieved as ambassador to the United States and his political enemies at Rome have taken advantage of that fact. BEFORE U. Decision of Far Reaching Conse quences on Constitutionality of Governmental Questions Expected During Ap proaching Term Washington, Sept. 2ii. The initia tive and referendum probably will he the subject of a decision with far reaching consequences by the su preme court of the United States dur ing the approaching term. The ques tion of the constitutionality of these expedients of government forms the basis of a suit between the state of Oreaon and the Pacific States Tele phone Telegraph company. Ai the case is near the head of. the docket it will bt reached in time to insure a decision before the ond of the term. The case originated 'in the com pany's challeuge of a law enacted by the Oregon legislature under the ini tiative plan, by which a tax of 2 per cent was placed upon the gross cai n- iogs of telegraph and telephone com panies. Taking the position that ini tiative and referendum, which are coupled in the Orego i law. are in consistent with the republican form DEMOCRATIC CLUB IS FORMED Preliminary Organization is Effected and Officers Elected for Cam paign of 191 1 A goodly n umber of the democrats of Clifton, approximately seventy five, assembled at Library Hall on Saturday evening last for the pur pose of organizing a democratic club. This action on the part of the demo cratic club of Clifton is in keeping with the action of democrats in other cities of Arizona during the past two weeks. A large number of the demo crats belonging to the club in 1910 were present and during the evening several new members were enrolled. The meeting was called to order by Pickens Anderson, secretary of the club last year and on motion of Hon. Ben M. Crawford, Hon. John' R. Hampton was unanimously elected President and G. L. Coll'ee secretary. On motion the President was auth orized at the next meeting, which will be held Saturday evening, Sep tember 30, to name seven Vice Pres- ii IT CAREER E S. SUPREME COURT of government, guaranteed ;by the constitution of the United States, the company refused for four years to pay the assessments. I he state thereupon brought suit. There was a hard fight in the trial ctturt but the decision was favorable to the law. A like conclusion was I reached by the supreme court of the state, and the company still unsatis I tied, carried the case to the highest tribunal on a writ of error. Much attention is being given the case. As the constitutionality of the law is presented squarely it will be in cumbent on the court to deal pri marily with the fundamental prin ciples. It is estimated that eight or nine millions of people will be imme diately affected by the result. In addition to Oregon, the states of j Colorado, Montano, South Dakota. Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Maine now have constitutional pro ! visions for the initiative and refer ! endom, while the states of California, I Washington, Nebraska and Wyoming are preparing to vote on amendments authorizing such features. Nevada has the initiative and is expected soon to add the referendum. : idents of the club to be chosen from I the voters residing in different parts ' of the city. In the future the club will arrange for a hall for. all poli tical speakers who visit Clifton and a committee for this purpose consisting of J. O. Baylor, Ben Crawford, W. O. Wheatiey, P. Riley and C. Hooker was appointed. A commitee on commutes was ap ! pointed by the President who will I make a report at the next meeting ' bringiug in a list of all standing '. committees who will serve during the i campaign. A reception and entertainment I committee was appointea by the 1 President consisting of VV. B. Kelly, Minor Statins, P. Riley. P. Anderson, ! J. J. Kelly, J. J. Jones, John Webster, : Duncan McNeil, F. C. Hetcb, l. A. ; ltisdou. L. V. Hoyt. Geo. Chae, O. : Halverson, Geo. Carleton, Geo. Fra , ser. P. F. Crowley, VV. R Wayland. Before adjournment the most im portant committee of ail, that of fin ance, was named, as follows: P. Riley, .1. .1. Kelly, Duncan Mc ' Neil, It .1. Dunagaii, K. C. Hetcb. Regular meetiugs ot the club will be held in the future aud eutertain aient program provided for each meeting. DANGER OF MOB E Ross Arnold Hurried From John son to Benson After Cold Blood ed Murder, and May Have Been Spirited From Benson Last Night Tucson, Sept., 27. That Ross Ar nold, formerly of this city but more recently of Cochise county, had to be removed from Johnson to Benson to prevent mob violence and is in danger at Benson because of the strong feeling prevailing there, is the news' which reached Tucson last night as the aftermath of a bloody murder comiuitted by Arnold. Wil liam Watt, of Johnson, was his vie tim. According to the best information obtainable here Arnold went into a store at Johnson and drew a revolver with the purpose of holdirig'tbe place up. William Watt, one of the men inside, instead of throwing up his hands made a rush for the rear doo". Arnold followed and fired on him just as be turned the corner of the bouse and killed him instantly, a 38 Colt bullet piercing his head. . Ar nold then returned to the store and opened fire on F. M. McGovern. who begged for mercy, throwing up bis hands and crying "Don't shoot me, I never injured you." After a shot had missed him McGovern also ran out and Arnold followed, putting two bullets into the fleeing man's head, though both were glancing and may not prove fatal. After he had thus disposed of the witnesses to his intended act, Ar- -nold rilled the store. He took every thing in the cash drawer and then went through the stock, securing sev eral watches and other goods which appealed to him.- Still flourishing his revolver be fled from the place, . and although an alarm was raised he made his escape to Benson. The authorities of Cochise ceunty were notifies of the crime and has tened to the scene. Taking up the trail of Arnold, Deputies Allie Howe and Jefl'Short followed him to Ben son, where they found him asleep in a room. He denied his guilt, but was taken to -ohnson and positively identified by McGovern, who had never lost consciousness. A search of the room revealed the money and valuables. The feeling against Arnold at Johnson was so high that he was rushed back to Benson for safety and last night there was such feeling in Benson that he was not considered safe there. It is probable that be fore daylight the officers spirited him away toward Tombstone or BU bee for safe keeping. Arnold is remembered by several in this city as a young man of about 22 years vho has had a rather excit ing career. He was supposed to be mining in Cochise county, and has probably been employed at Johnson . up to the time of bis outbreak. Whether' there was some personal feeling behind his killing of the two men or robcery was the sole motive could not be learned last night. Death of Pete Slaughter Word reached Clifton Monday of the death of Pete Slaughter at St. John. Mr. Slaughter was a noted cattle man and known throughous the entire southwest and Texas. He has a brother in San Antonio who is a banker and one also at Tombstone- Twin Peaks Shipping Last Friday at the Twin Peaks free gold shaft, in the south drift from the 100 foot level, a rich vein of sul phide ore was struck that goes in values that reach the thousands of dollars. The ore is now being sorted and sacked and a shiDment to the El ! Paso smelter will be made. This is the most important strike the mine has shown so far, but the great ton ' nage already on the dump and in the : mine shows positively that the Twin I Peaks company have a mine of great . possibilities. Miss Mary Terrell of Hills addition sustained a painful, although not ser ious injury, to her eye last Sunday morning by the breaking of an incan descent light globe. A small piece of glass entered her eye but was re moved a few minutes afterward at the A. C hospital.